x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Roethlisberger at front of latest NFL injury parade

Ben Roethlisberger leads the parade of players injured in the fourth week of the NFL season.

Ben Roethlisberger limped around the Pittsburgh Steelers' locker room, unsure if his injured left foot might send him to the sideline next week.

The quarterback had plenty of company in the trainers' room after the Steelers' 17-10 loss at Houston on Sunday. The Steelers also lost the linebackers James Harrison (eye) and Jason Worilds (left quad), running back Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) and defensive end Aaron Smith (foot) during the game.

Down the hall in the Texans' locker room, Houston were concerned about Andre Johnson, the All-Pro wide receiver, who left with a hamstring injury.

It was a tough day for injuries all around the league, with the Miami quarterback Chad Henne (left shoulder), New England linebacker Jerod Mayo (knee), Dallas safety Gerald Sensabaugh (concussion), Tennessee safety Chris Hope (broken arm), Seattle wide receiver Mike Williams (concussion), and Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden (sprained knee) and wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (shoulder) all leaving their games.

In Houston, Roethlisberger left in a walking boot after he was sacked five times and hurried eight more behind Pittsburgh's injury-plagued offensive line.

He hurt his foot on the second-to-last series when he was tackled from behind, but remained in the game until the end. Roethlisberger had an X-ray after the game but said that he did not know the results. He also said he was not sure if he would be able to play next week, but talked about how he played last year after breaking his other foot.

"You know me - if I can be out there, I'm going to be out there. That's so for next week, too," he said.